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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Dilantin-125 oral.

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32 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Epileptic Seizure
10/30/2009 7:09:54 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I started taking this medication because of seizure disorder for cycle accident in 1978.It was made manditory by the department of motor vehicles to recieve a drivers license. After taking this medication for 23 years council had informed the courts that this medication placed the public at large in danger and i should not operate a motor vehicle. How then are people with a seizure disorder around ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
9/11/2009 4:13:34 PM

Reviewer: 007, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I began taking Dilantin late in the year of 1994 at age 14 I continued to take the three times a day dose for 5 years, after a discussion with my neurologist we decided to discontinue treatment. The medication worked, however I had only ever experienced 2 gran mal seizures, and haven’t had another since 1994. There have only been 2 notable side effects that would make me not take this medication ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
8/12/2009 8:17:40 PM

Reviewer: Patsyj57, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had a head injury in a car accident. Shortly after that I started to have grand mal seizures. I started taking Dilantin at the age of ten. I am now 63 years old and haven't had a seizure in 35 years. Once I started taking my Dilantin faithfully. I haven't had a seizure. I can never miss a dose, or I start showing problems. I also cannot take the substitute for Dilantin. It does not work. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
8/4/2009 2:03:28 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been taking Dilantin, and tegretol for the past 11 years. Only recently did i find out from my new neurologist that Dilantin has several long term side effects. I haven't had a siezure for 2 and half years but i'm changing to a new medicine because i'm starting to show side effects of the long term use. Small tremors, which could be worse if i continue taking the medicine ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
8/3/2009 7:44:31 AM

Reviewer: antigeneric, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I became a traumatic epileptic in 1993. The acccident and its related health issues were and have been fully covered by my auto insurance. While taking Dilantin I experienced side effects, but was as satisfied as one with my condition could expect. However, here's the rub. When my insurance company insisted that I begin being admin-istered only the generic form, PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED, I ... Show Full Comment

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